to create housing solutions that strengthen families and communities in South Hampton Roads. This is accomplished by two independent, yet complimentary initiatives:
Building safe, decent and affordable homes that empower low-income families to achieve their dream of homeownership.
Making essential home repairs and providing ADA accessibility for income-constrained South Hampton Roads senior, disabled and/or Veteran homeowners to keep them Warm, Safe and Dry in their homes.
Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity International is a true world leader in addressing today’s issues of poverty housing.
In 1984, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn took their first Habitat for Humanity work trip to New York City. Their personal involvement in Habitat’s mission—through the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project—brought the organization national visibility, and sparked coast-to-coast interest in Habitat’s work. As a result, Habitat for Humanity International experienced dramatic growth in the number of new affiliates around the country.
Four years later, in 1988, a group of concerned Portsmouth citizens founded Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads. Dedicated to making affordable housing a matter of conscience and action, Habitat SHR completed its first home in 1990, in Portsmouth’s Prentis Park neighborhood.
The organization has since afforded more than 240 families the opportunity to become homeowners and has provided critical home repairs to more than 40 low-income homeowners with our home repair programs.
Board of Directors
Benjamin Huger IV
Harbor Tax Group
City of Suffolk
Norfolk Public Schools
Board Vice President, Secretary
Construction Chair Person
Riverside Health Systems
Marilee Peterson, CSP
Rose & Womble Realty
Mary Kate Andris
Development Chair Person
U.S. Navy / Real Estate
Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads hires committed professionals that work alongside hard-working, low-income families to build or renovate houses for purchase, with affordable mortgages. The work we are called to do is genuinely transformational, not only for families in need of a comfortable place to live, but for our volunteers, donors, staff, and entire communities.
If you are interested in applying to an open position, Apply on Indeed or send your résumé, cover letter, salary requirements, and a completed job application to email@example.com. Applications can also be mailed to:
Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads
ATTN: Human Resources
900 Tidewater Dr.
Norfolk, VA 23504
Home Repair Program Administrative Assistant
Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads’ Home Repair program is a direct, no-cost assistance to
the community. Serving seniors, persons with disabilities, and veterans in the five local cities, we
facilitate critical home repairs in order to keep homeowners in a safe, dry, and warm home. The role of
Home Repair Administrative Assistant is the first person that someone reaching out to our program
speaks to. As part of the role, you will answer questions about the program, help potential clients with
the application process, and coordinate assessments. The role also will help with reporting and data
collection for grant reports from private foundations, as well as government entities.